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Inaugural BPI-ASKI Financial Inclusion Summit a Success

Financial Inclusion Summit

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The Summit Hall was packed with participants from all over the finance, microfinance and entrepreneurship industries that all contribute to an inclusive future.

On 28 April 2016, the Financial Inclusion Summit in Manila, Philippines took place. Co-organised by Bank of the Philippine Islands Foundation, Inc. and ASKI Global Limited, the Summit was a day-long event, seeing over 300 registered participants at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) where the summit was held. At the summit, Mr Cezar P. Consing, President of BPI gave the welcome remarks whilst BSP Governor Mr Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. did the keynote address. Many notable speakers such as Hon. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Senator of the Republic of the Philippines; Hon. Imelda Nicolas, Secretary of the Commission of Filipinos Overseas; and Ms. Pia Bernadette Roman-Tayag, Director of Inclusive Finance Advocacy for BSP graced the summit as well.

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Mr Ian Arcebal, Ms Irma Cosico and Ms Kimberly Wee at the Summit.

ASKI Global Limited is also proud to be represented by three of its Board Directors, who served as speakers and moderators: Dr Astrid S. Tuminez, Chairwoman of ASKI Global Limited, was a speaker in the breakout session on Financial Capability and Technology, along with Mr Rolando Victoria, President of ASKI Group of Companies, who spoke at a separate breakout session on Access to Financial Products and Services. Simultaneously, Professor Albert Chu-Ying Teo was the moderator for the session on Encouraging Social Entrepreneurship for an Inclusive Future. Also present during the summit was Mr Michael Gilmore, Board Director of ASKI Global Limited, Ms Irma Cosico, CEO of ASKI Global Limited, and Ms Kimberly Wee, Marketing and Research Manager.

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From left: Professor Albert Chu-Ying Teo, Ms Tessa Calalang, Ms Faye Corcuera, Ms Ebony Lautner, Ms Irma Cosico, and Mr Ian Arcebal.

Mr Eduardo Cabral Jimenez, consultant for BSP summarised the entire summit’s proceedings in his synthesis, and Ms Faye Corcuera, Executive Director of BPI Foundation, Inc. did the closing remarks.

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Speakers and moderators were invited to a Welcome Dinner on the night before the Summit. Mr Cezar Consing, BPI President giving a short speech during the dinner.

Below: Video that was played at the Financial Inclusion Summit, highlighting the partnership between BPI Foundation, Inc. and ASKI Global Limited.

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